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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: September 21, 2003

That’s the Wayne of the world.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back 15 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of September 21, 2003:

Debuts:
39. SHERYL CROW, “The First Cut Is The Deepest”
37. OUTKAST, “Hey Ya!”
33. CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible”
(see #10 below)

Biggest Mover(s):
JOSH KELLEY, “Amazing” (33-27)
O.A.R., “Hey Girl” (17-11, six spots)

10. PINK, “Trouble” (debut)
Album: Try This (2003, LaFace/Arista Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

09. MANDY MOORE, “Have A Little Faith In Me” (up 1)
Album: Coverage (2003, Epic Records)
Peak: #5

08. LIZ PHAIR, “Why Can’t I?” (up 1)
Album: Liz Phair (2003, Capitol Records)
Peak: #7

07. HILARY DUFF, “So Yesterday” (down 3)
Album: Metamorphosis (2003, Buena Vista/Hollywood Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. MARIA, “I Give, You Take” (up 1)
Album: My Soul (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

05. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Here Without You” (up 1)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Republic/Universal Records)
Peak: #4

04. DIDO, “White Flag” (up 1)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

03. JOHN MAYER, “Bigger Than My Body” (down 2)
Album: Heavier Things (2003, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

02. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (up 1)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

01. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (up 1)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: June 3, 2001

Mandy and mo(o)re from 2001…

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back 16 years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of June 3, 2001…

Debuts:
39. DEPECHE MODE, “Dream On”
38. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Be Like That”
36. LIL’ MO, “Superwoman”
34. USHER, “U Remind Me”

Biggest Mover(s):
JANET, “Someone To Call My Lover” (33-24, nine spots)

10. MADONNA, “What It Feels Like For A Girl” (down 3)
Album: Music (2000, Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

09. SUGAR RAY, “When It’s Over” (up 7)
Album: Sugar Ray (2001, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #3 for two weeks

08. EDEN’S CRUSH, “Get Over Yourself” (down 3)
Album: Popstars (2001, 143/London-Sire Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

07. EVE 6, “Here’s To The Night” (up 4)
Album: Horrorscope (2000, RCA Records)
Peak: #4

06. MANDY MOORE, “In My Pocket” (up 3)
Album: Mandy Moore (2001, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

05. *NSYNC, “Pop” (up 3)
Album: Celebrity (2001, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. JESSICA SIMPSON, “Irresistible” (steady, second week)
Album: Irresistible (2001, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2

03. CHRISTINA AGUILERA/LIL’ KIM/MYA/PINK, “Lady Marmalade” (down 2)
Album: Moulin Rouge! Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film (2001, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

02. BACKSTREET BOYS, “More Than That” (up 1)
Album: Black & Blue (2000, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. O-TOWN, “All Or Nothing” (up 1)
Album: O-Town (2001, J Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 12, 2003

"Mom" knows best.

“Mom” knows best.

It is time for yet another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Alright, let’s get a move on to the final year of middle school, a few weeks into eighth grade, and revisit my top songs from this week in 2003…

Debuts:
38. WILLA FORD featuring LADY MAY, “A Toast To Men”
34. KILEY DEAN, “Who Will I Run To?”
29. BRITNEY SPEARS featuring MADONNA, “Me Against The Music”

Biggest Mover(s):
MICHAEL BUBLE, “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?” (31-23, eight spots)

10. CLAY AIKEN, “Invisible” (up 7)
Album: Measure Of A Man (2003, RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

09. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “Bright Lights” (steady, second week)
Album: More Than You Think You Are (2002, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #9 for two weeks

08. 3 DOORS DOWN, “Here Without You” (down 2)
Album: Away From The Sun (2002, Republic/Universal Records)
Peak: #4

07. MANDY MOORE, “Have A Little Faith In Me” (steady, third week)
Album: Coverage (2003, Epic Records)
Peak: #5

06. O.A.R., “Hey Girl” (up 2)
Album: In Between Now And Then (2003, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. MARIA, “I Give, You Take” (steady, third week)
Album: My Soul (2003, DreamWorks Records)
Peak: #5 for three weeks

04. PINK, “Trouble” (steady, second week)
Album: Try This (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. DIDO, “White Flag” (steady, third week)
Album: Life For Rent (2003, Arista Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

02. MAROON 5, “Harder To Breathe” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Songs About Jane (2002, Octone/J Records)
Peak: #2 for five weeks

01. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, “Stacy’s Mom” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003, S-Curve/EMI Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: May 27, 2001

This countdown really pops.

This countdown really pops.

It is time for yet another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. Alright, let’s get a move on back to the good ol’ elementary school days (fifth grade!) and check out my favorite songs from this week in 2001…

Debuts:
40. NIKKA COSTA, “Like A Feather”
36. LFO, “Every Other Time”
35. CRAIG DAVID, “Fill Me In”
33. JANET JACKSON, “Someone To Call My Lover”

Biggest Mover(s):
SUGAR RAY, “When It’s Over” (25-16, nine spots)

10. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Play” (down 2)
Album: J. Lo (2001, Epic Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

09. MANDY MOORE, “In My Pocket” (up 4)
Album: Mandy Moore (2001, Epic Records)
Peak: #5 for two weeks

08. *NSYNC, “Pop” (up 8)
Album: Celebrity (2001, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. MADONNA, “What It Feels Like For A Girl” (steady, second week)
Album: Music (2000, Maverick/WBR Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

06. MATCHBOX TWENTY, “Mad Season” (down 2)
Album: Mad Season (2000, Lava/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #4

05. EDEN’S CRUSH, “Get Over Yourself” (down 3)
Album: Popstars (2001, 143/London-Sire Records)
Peak: #2 for two weeks

04. JESSICA SIMPSON, “Irresistible” (up 2)
Album: Irresistible (2001, Columbia Records)
Peak: #2

03. BACKSTREET BOYS, “More Than That” (up 2)
Album: Black & Blue (2000, Jive/Zomba Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

02. O-TOWN, “All Or Nothing” (up 1)
Album: O-Town (2001, J Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. CHRISTINA AGUILERA/LIL’ KIM/MYA/PINK, “Lady Marmalade” (steady, fifth week)
Album: Moulin Rouge! Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film (2001, Interscope Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 24, 1999

A little bit of... what's on the charts.

A little bit of… what’s on the charts.

Welcome back for another edition of Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my new top 40 goes up for the week, I’ll be featuring a past countdown straight from chart files of Adam’s Top 40. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on. This week, it’s one of my earliest official charts from the fall of 1999. I was 9, in fourth grade, and writing down all my charts on paper in my room. Those were the days. Here’s my chart from October 24, 1999:

Debuts:
40. STROKE 9, “Little Black Backpack”
39. 98 DEGREES, “This Gift”
37. VITAMIN C, “Me, Myself & I”

Biggest Mover(s):
WILL SMITH featuring K-CI, “Will 2K” (35-23) (12 spots)

10. JENNIFER LOPEZ, “Waiting For Tonight”
She’s an actress, a dancer, a reality TV judge, and most importantly when it comes to this post, a singer. Coming off of debut single “If You Had My Love”, Lopez struck again with “Waiting”, taken from her 1999 album On The 6. Dancing her way to another success, the song landed at #8 on the Hot 100 later that year and also charted well internationally. Lopez is back judging on American Idol this season.

09. SAVAGE GARDEN, “I Knew I Loved You”
The duo of Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones based out of Brisbane, Australia, racked up some major hits beginning in 1997 with “I Want You”. This big ballad was their last #1, spending four weeks atop the Hot 100 and five weeks leading the CHR airplay chart. It would also rank as the top song on my chart in December. The duo broke up in 2001, but Hayes has been charting solo on my top 40 since 2002.

08. SUGAR RAY, “Someday”
Mark McGrath and the boys from Newport Beach, CA, dominated the charts earlier that year with an Alternative and CHR radio smash, “Every Morning”, and this third single from 14:59 also provided a bit of airtime for them. Paired with a black-and-white video set on the beach, it had that perfect summer and early fall vibe. The group last made my chart in the summer of 2005 with “Shot Of Laughter”.

07. MANDY MOORE, “Candy”
Don’t you love those compositions from the confectionery? Moore was always one of the lessers in the Pop Princess Class of ’99 (with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Jessica Simpson) but I liked her music, both as a pop act and singer-songwriter. She’s since publicly come out and trashed her first few albums. Still, we treasure that precious message of I’ll be forever yours, love always, Mandy.

06. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Genie In A Bottle”
From The Mickey Mouse Club to the Dance/Club Play charts, Aguilera is a superstar. She charted on the Adult Contemporary chart a year prior with “Reflection”, from the Disney movie Mulan, but “Genie” really put her on the map. Released in early summer, it was all over the radio by the fall and helped her self-titled debut album to sell over 9 million copies in the U.S. alone. It was my first official #1 in September.

05. BRITNEY SPEARS, “(You Drive Me) Crazy”
STOP! The needle spun out of the groove for a hot second, but then it was back to a poppin’ party hit for Spears, the third in a row from her …Baby One More Time album. It was also featured in the movie Drive Me Crazy, starring Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier. “Crazy” would spend one week at #1 on my chart in November. Spears is currently promoting a new album, Britney Jean, due December 3.

04. LEN, “Steal My Sunshine”
From their album You Can’t Stop the Bum Rush (what a title) comes this lone hit of the band’s career, led by siblings Marc and Sharon Costanzo. It’s a great summer song and became a top ten hit in many countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and in the band’s native Canada, where “Steal” went to #1. They reunited in 2012 and released an album together; however, it did not chart.

03. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Larger Than Life”
Someone might have been glued to the TV when this music video came on Total Request Live, though I’m afraid I never quite learned the dance sequence. It was one of the most expensive clips in history, but it served its purpose. “Larger” was another big top ten radio single for the Boys, and would replace the song at #1 on this chart in two weeks. Parent album Millenium went 13x Platinum. Robot suit not included.

02. SANTANA featuring ROB THOMAS, “Smooth”
Everyone and their mother wanted a copy of Supernatural in 1999, leading to one of the greatest comebacks in pop music history for Santana. “Smooth” was one of the reasons for that, a huge #1 airplay and sales hit that you could not escape for some time. On my chart, it only went to #2. Shock, horror! Three years later, “The Game Of Love”, featuring Michelle Branch, went to #1 on my survey for three weeks.

01. LOU BEGA, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)”
German-born David Lubega was just 24-years-old when he conquered the global music surveys with his infectious anthem, a remake of an old Pérez Prado instrumental from 50 years prior. “Mambo” would end up with a total of eight weeks at #1, this being his fifth, and would stay on through the spring of 2000. Followup single “Tricky Tricky” would also go top ten, and that would mark the end of his career on my top 40. He’s still active in his native country, releasing A Little Bit Of 80’s, a covers album, this past June.

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Just A Little Girl: Young At Heart and Chart

Who "Run" the world? Girls!

Who “Run” the world? Girls!

Meet JadaGrace. She’s a new singer with a bumpin’ single called “Run Dat Back”. The song’s already garnered some great reaction from radio, pulling in eighteen stations at the CHR format in its very first week. Now, here’s the kicker. She’s only 13 years old. The pint-sized pop singer may just crash into the record books as one of top-five youngest solo females to ever make the top 40 on the radio. She’s technically at 13 years and 6 months at the moment, which would put her in third place. However, she’s still a ways away and needs to gain a significant amount of airplay. Will she make it? We’ll just have to wait and see. For now, let’s see who she is up against as she claws her way onto the charts.

I should point out that the youngest person on this list isn’t actually the youngest female to ever make the pop chart. That record is held by Susan Cowsill, who was 8 years and 5 months old when she hit the top 40 as part of the family band The Cowsills. In 1967, their debut single, “The Rain, The Park and Other Things”, went to #2 on the Hot 100. Now, onto the list of the other four solo females who kept things young and fresh with the music-buying audience.

MARIE OSMOND (13 years, 11 months)
Brothers Donny and “Little” Jimmy may have reached the top 40 as solo artists before her, but the only female Osmond to hit the big time did so with a huge record. Her very first single was on the charts on the very first Radio & Records airplay chart from September 28, 1973. “Paper Roses”, a cover of the Anita Bryant song, peaked at #5 just a day before Osmond’s fourteenth birthday, matching the same position that Bryant hit on the Hot 100 thirteen years earlier. It also went to #1 on Country radio. “Roses” remains her only big solo single. She, along with her brother Donny, would have several other hits as a duo in the mid 70’s, including “I’m Leaving It All Up To You” and “Morning Side Of The Mountain”. She currently hosts a talk show on the Hallmark Channel.

STACY LATTISAW (13 years, 10 months)
From the capital city to the charts, this young lady from Washington, D.C. signed with Cotillion Records by the age of 12 and put out seven albums with the label. Her first album was a dud, but her second album garnered her a lot of attention on Dance and R&B radio, as well as on the CHR chart. The title track from Let Me Be Your Angel became her first crossover hit, peaking at #20 in October 1980. Despite a few other minor top-40 singles on the Hot 100, she never made the mainstream radio chart again, though she continued to chart on the R&B survey until the end of the decade, when her success abruptly cut off. She’s now raising a family and occasionally performing gospel music.

TRACIE SPENCER (12 years, 4 months)
Born in Iowa, Spencer began modeling at an early age before trying out for the show Star Search in the fall of 1986 at 10 years old. She was an immediate hit and won the Female Vocalist category on the competition the next year. She was then signed to Capitol Records at 11, putting out a self-titled album in 1988. Spencer’s debut single for the label was “Symptoms Of True Love”, a pop and dance song that peaked at #35 on the CHR chart in November. When she hit the top 40 at 12 years and 4 months old, she became the youngest solo female to ever hit the charts, holding the record for over twenty years.. Her biggest hit would come three years later, the top ten hit “This House”. Though she’s not recorded any new music in a while, she continues to act and model.

WILLOW SMITH (10 years)
That brings us to our youngest female act to make the top 40. In 2010, Will Smith‘s daughter created a song that went viral. Everyone was listening to it, and, no doubt, bobbing their heads up and down and around. The song “Whip My Hair” gained a huge following and propelled Smith to sign a contract with Roc Nation. “Hair” did especially well in sales, but it also gained some decent airplay, peaking at #27. It entered the top 40 shortly after her tenth birthday. She’s released several singles since her first, but nothing has placed noticeably on the charts. So, call her a one-hit wonder, if you want. She’s still committed to music (for now), most recently

Just missing the list were Little Peggy March (“I Will Follow Him”), Mandy Moore (“Candy”) and Miley Cyrus (“See You Again”). All three had their first hit at the age of 15: Cyrus and March were at 15 years and 1 month; Moore was at 15 years and 5 months.

Who is your favorite female singer to hit the charts at such a tender age? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter: @AdamFSoybel.

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